Peter Sanger

Peter Sanger is best known for his influential writings on poets John Thompson, Douglas Lochhead, and Richard Outram. His most recent books include Lightfield: The Photography of Thaddeus Holownia and Fireship: Early Poems, 1965–1991. He lives in Truro, NS.

Spar: Words in Place
Peter Sanger

2002 / Books & reading / $49.95
9781894031554 / Fine / 112 pp


Edition is out of print

Peter Sanger’s poetry has always demonstrated his extraordinary focus and vigorous engagement with the objects that surround him. These four essays find their basis in the everyday stuff of backwoods Nova Scotia, demonstrating how a road with two names, a crooked knife, an abandoned shipyard and a fragment of gypsum might hone our thoughts and shape our sense of words in place.

Review:
“Prose, Sophocles says, is the kind of poetry that walks instead of dances—or that is what prose was when Plato was a kid. That is the kind of walking, and the kind of poetry, Sanger has given us here. I’ve never seen the Shubenacadie River, nor set foot on Sanger’s farm, but he has taught me how to love them, as only one who knows where home is can.” Robert Bringhurst, Globe and Mail

Is a Special Edition of: 9781894031547

Other Books by this Author

Odysseus Asleep: Uncollected Sequences, 1994-2019
Peter Sanger

2019 / Canadian Poetry / $21.95 CAN
9781554472048 / Trade paper / 128 pp
Lightfield: The Photography of Thaddeus Holownia
Peter Sanger

2018 / Photography, Essays, Canadian Art / $24.95 CAN
9781554471775 / Trade paper / 112 pp
Of Things Unknown: Critical Essays, 1978–2005
Peter Sanger

2015 / Literary Criticism / $34.95 CAN
9781554471508 / Trade paper / 368 pp
Oikos
Peter Sanger

2014 / Essay / $9.95 CAN
9781554471256 / Pamphlet / 16 pp
Fireship: Early Poems, 1965–1991
Peter Sanger

2013 / Poetry / $25.95 CAN
9781554471218 / Trade paper / 192 pp
John Stokes’ Horse
Peter Sanger

2012 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN
9781554471133 / Trade paper / 128 pp
Through Darkling Air: The Poetry of Richard Outram
Peter Sanger

2010 / Biography / $65.95 CAN
9781554470617 / Hardcover / 512 pp
The Stone Canoe: Two Lost Mi’kmaq Texts
Peter Sanger, Elizabeth Paul, Alan Syliboy

2007 / Literary Criticism / $29.95 CAN
9781554470433 / Trade paper / 192 pp
Aiken Drum
Peter Sanger

2006 / Poetry / $49.95 CAN
9781554470150 / Fine / 144 pp
Aiken Drum
Peter Sanger

2006 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554470143 / Trade paper / 144 pp
White Salt Mountain: Words in Time
Peter Sanger

2005 / Books & reading / $59.95 CAN
9781554470037 / Fine / 240 pp
White Salt Mountain: Words in Time
Peter Sanger

2005 / Books & reading / $27.95 CAN
9781554470044 / Trade paper / 240 pp
Spar: Words in Place
Peter Sanger

2002 / Books & reading / $21.95 CAN
9781894031547 / Trade paper / 112 pp
Divisions of the Heart: Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Memory and Place
Sandra Barry, Peter Sanger, Gwendolyn Davies

2001 / Essays / $32.95 CAN
9781894031318 / Trade paper / 336 pp
Kerf
Peter Sanger

2001 / Poetry / $4.95 CAN
9781894031530 / Pamphlet / 24 pp

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